Search for dissertations about: "Ecosystem"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 686 swedish dissertations containing the word Ecosystem.

  1. 1. Exploring connections in social-ecological systems : The links between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being in South Africa

    Author : Maike Hamann; Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs; Belinda Reyers; Thomas Elmqvist; Fabrice DeClerck; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; complex adaptive systems; mapping; ecosystem service bundles; multidimensional human well-being; biodiversity loss; inequality; research frameworks; interdisciplinarity; natural resource management; sustainable development; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : A key challenge of the Anthropocene is to advance human development without undermining critical ecosystem services. Central to this challenge is a better understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being, which interact in dynamic and complex social-ecological systems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Reconnecting with nature through concepts : On the construction of values in the ecosystem services paradigm

    Author : Sanna Stålhammar; BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ekosystemtjänster; hållbarhetsvetenskap; Vetenskapsteori; människa↔natur; värde; Ecosystem Services; Ecosystem services concept; ecosystem services value; Ecosystem service assessment; Cultural ecosystem services; socio-cultural valuation; connectedness; Relational value; experienced and context-based perspective.; Urban green infrastructures;

    Abstract : The alarming rates of extinction and degrading ecosystems call for new means of understanding and accounting for how people depend on nature. Ecosystem services (ES) is a contested but widely applied concept aiming to connect ecosystem functions to human wellbeing and to assess and account for how nature matters in decision-making. READ MORE

  3. 3. Urban Ecosystem Services : The Value of Green Spaces in Cities

    Author : Johannes Langemeyer; Thomas Elmqvist; Erik Gómez-Baggethun; Kai Chan; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Urban; ecosystem services; valuation; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : In an ever more urban world, the role of green spaces in cities is increasingly highlighted for their capacity to provide ecosystem services for human well-being. Yet, the value of urban green spaces is still widely overlooked in urban policy and planning. READ MORE

  4. 4. Learning ecosystem complexity : A study on small-scale fishers’ ecological knowledge generation

    Author : Diana Garavito-Bermúdez; Camilla Thunborg; Cecilia Lundholm; Beatrice Crona; Alan Reid; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; small-scale fishers; informal learning; knowledge generation; systems thinking; ecological knowledge; ecosystem complexity; work practices; emotional bonds to place; sustainable fisheries management; environmental learning; Vättern; Blekinge; Baltic Sea.; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : Small-scale fisheries are learning contexts of importance for generating, transferring, and updating ecological knowledge of natural environments through everyday work practices. The rich knowledge fishers have of local ecosystems is the result of the intimate relationship fishing communities have had with their natural environments across generations (see e. READ MORE

  5. 5. Recalling Urban Nature : Linking City People to Ecosystem Services

    Author : Stephan Barthel; Carl Folke; Thomas Elmqvist; Johan Colding; Per Olsson; Susanne Stoll-Kleemann; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Ecosystem service; functional group; resilience; social-ecological system; urban; institution; property right; knowledge; sense-of-place; social-ecological memory; adaptive governance; scale-crossing broker; ecosystem management; Biology; Biologi; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Societal development is dependent on the generation of ecosystem services (ES) to sustain it; however, many ES are degrading. This thesis investigates how social-ecological features behind practices of actor groups shape the generation of ES. READ MORE